Funded research projects
- HIV Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) Demonstration Project: The goal of this project is to study the feasibility and effectiveness of utilizing designated public health reference laboratories to provide HIV-1 RNA testing for other public health laboratories when needed to complete the CDC’s recommended HIV diagnostic testing algorithm. Sponsored by: Association for Public Health Laboratories, 8/1/12 to Present
- Development of Next Generation Sequencing Methods for Hepatitis C Virus: The goal of this project is to develop next generation sequencing (NGS) and data analysis methods for hepatitis C virus (HCV) to provide more robust tools for tracking HCV transmission during outbreak investigations and in the surveillance setting. Sponsored by: Wadsworth Center/Health Research Inc., 1/1/14 to Present
Current assay development projects
- Development of HIV-2 Nucleic Acid Testing using Droplet Digital PCR: The goal of this project is to use droplet digital PCR technology to develop and validate assays to detect and quantify HIV-2 RNA and DNA from clinical specimens.
- Development of an HIV-2 drug resistance test: The goal of this project is to develop a sequence-based HIV-2 genotype test to identify antiretroviral drug resistance mutations to help monitor HIV-2 infected patients.